MONTCLAIR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OUTREACH
Between Central UCC and Buford Highway there is an elementary school of about 1,200 students and almost 90% of them are receiving free or reduced lunch everyday. A few of Central’s members are looking into how we can better serve these struggling families during the week and weekends when there is not access to affordable, healthy food. As a team, we are looking to implement a monthly mobile food pantry that would serve 200 families a week’s worth of groceries. This would be a partnership between Toco Hills Community Food Alliance and the Atlanta Community Food Bank. We are hoping to have the first one in September after school has started.
Currently, a few members of Central UCC are volunteering their time on a weekly basis to read with students who need a little extra help. Tutors and kids meet at the school, in the library or in the hallway to read for half an hour. This has been a great program so far and they teachers and guidance counselors have been excited about our commitment to the underachieving students.